08 - Warm Up
My Warm Up:
- Tune/long tones on open strings (2-3 mins)
- Slow scale (10 mins)
- Shifting Drill (2-3 mins)
- 4-note progressive scale or Shiftless Scales in Thumb Position (5 mins)
Key Elements of a Good Warm Up:
- Tuning/Simple movements
- Shifting/Intonation Work
- Exercise/excerpt practicing both left hand & right hand velocity
Use the worksheet for this lesson and the ideas you wrote down for each area in the last lesson to brainstorm a warm up for yourself. You can also use some of the resources from lesson 5 in the last section to come up with ideas.
Come up with 3 different warm ups with all drastically different exercises.
Bonus: Make each warm up a different length of time (i.e. 5 minutes, 15 minutes, and 25 minutes). Doing this prevents you from skipping your warmup because you don’t have enough time.